CBODN | LEADERSHIP TEAM
Elizabeth Scott, PhD
Elizabeth Scott, PhD is an organizational development consultant and founder of Brighter Strategies, LLC; building empowered organizations through the pursuit of best practices and continuous improvement initiatives. Dr. Scott’s firm utilizes a three-dimensional approach that focuses on your people, processes and overall performance.
Dr. Scott has provided training and consulting services...
David is an experienced facilitator, consultant, and coach with nearly a decade of experience in team and leadership development. He currently works as a Senior OD Consultant at REI Systems, where he has the privilege of partnering with NASA in support of strategy, organization development, and as an executive coach.
David is passionate about working with others and understanding complex systems. He is skilled at bridging theory and practice within his work and blending experiential learning with data to achieve strong outcomes. He has earned his master’s degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) from George Mason University and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation.
Dawn McAvoy is energized by helping leaders and organizations be more effective. She focuses on identifying and closing gaps in systems, processes, and service, in addition to managing projects smoothly with proactive collaboration and service delivery. She enjoys drawing on 25+ years of varied experience (working with small businesses, consulting companies, nonprofits, universities, and more) to help others achieve desired and elevated outcomes.
Jennifer Manise became the Executive Director for the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding in February of 2010.
Prior to joining the Longview Foundation, Ms. Manise worked at the Council of Chief State School Officers as the Director of Program Development and Operations and later as a consultant on strategic partnerships, international education, and education accountability and reporting.
Ms. Manise has experience in philanthropy, executive nonprofit leadership, creating thriving boards, and pre-K-20 education policy and partnerships. She serves on multiple non-profit boards. She is interested in helping organizations lead with dignity and respect for all they employ and serve.
She serves on the CBODN board because she appreciates the power of networks and is fascinated by the intersection of OD and philanthropy.
Judy Rodgers is an executive and resilient leadership coach, organization consultant, and facilitator who brings a deep mindset of innovative thinking and practical approaches to leaders and organizations who want to succeed and thrive in the face of constant turbulence and change. Judy works with leaders to breakthrough barriers, envision possibilities, navigate change, and accomplish significant and challenging goals.
I consider myself to be an "Embodyment" coach.
Karen Porterfield is an organization development and management consultant who uses methods both traditional (coaching, facilitation, and training) as well as non-traditional (mindfulness practices and systemic constellation work) to foster individual and organizational health and growth. Prior to consulting, Karen worked in external affairs for not-for-profit organizations including The Phillips Collection, the National Building Museum, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Vanessa is a passionate people-focused leader who aims to empower others to grow and develop to achieve their goals. As an experienced facilitator, Vanessa collaborates with organizations and leaders to identify the areas of opportunity and partner together to develop a solution.
Vanessa's certifications include ATD’s DEI in Talent Development, Insights Discovery’s Client Practitioner, Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, and is working on her ICF ACC Coaching Accreditation.
Vanessa joined the CBODN board to continue networking and learning from industry professionals..
35 years of community building…..
The Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) emerged from a 1984 national Organization Development Network conference held in the Washington, DC metro area. CBODN founders were energized by their role in hosting the conference and committed to building a network that spans the communities around the Chesapeake Bay area, including Baltimore, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. We are honored that 35 years later we can help to carry forward the tradition for the next generation of OD practitioners. CBODN has the advantage of a unique and valuable combination of resources in the DC metro area: premier graduate OD programs whose faculty and students keep their fingers on the pulse of our field; a vast system of federal government agencies and related subcontracting, lobbying and other supporting organizations; headquarters to many corporations, associations and nonprofits; a hub of world-renowned OD consultants; and a global, diverse, highly educated population that benefits from the visibility of being in our nation’s capital. This rich, dynamic milieu has fostered the study, teaching and practice of OD in a spectacular way. CBODN is proud to hold the sole distinction of having twice received the Outstanding Regional OD Network Award from the OD Network.
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